MSP Staff Development
Welcome to the MSP staff development pages. This site is a booking and information resource for the pilot MSP staff learning and development programme. Course details will be added to this page as they come on-line.
Enabling Members to excel in their parliamentary and representative roles is a strategic priority of the Scottish Parliamentary Service. To help meet that aim, the HR Office has been working to enhance the support provided to Members in their role as employers. To support that objective, we have also been piloting a programme of learning and development. Courses will require a minimum number of people to register their interest before they can be confirmed. Expressions of interest will be invited after which we will contact people with further details.
Need to know
Costs arising from the attendance of Members’ staff at courses, will be met from provision 3.5 (Incidental and Ancillary Employment Costs) of the Reimbursement of Members’ Expenses Scheme. Staff must obtain their employing Member’s authorisation before registering their interest.
As we expect events to be very popular, if you are allocated a place on a course, your employing Member will be required to meet the cost of your place under provision 3.5, whether or not you are able to attend.
Resources/ useful links
Programmes are currently in development which will explore the following subject areas. Details of these courses (and instructions on how to book a place) will be provided as they become available.
- Media and Social Media
- Benefits for non-benefit advisers
- Manager Essentials
Members' Staff Forum
A new members’ staff forum has been established to support and encourage staff development and to advise on training and development programmes for MSP staff members. Should you have ideas or suggestions, feel free to raise these with your representatives on the forum:
Amy Craib – Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Jamie Mackie – Scottish Liberal Democrats
David Raine – Scottish Labour
Fergus Mutch – Scottish National Party
Sally Coburn/ Vhairi Tollan – Scottish Green Party
Please do get in touch if you have any queries or would like to find out more.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 0131 348 6500.